About Ellie

of GotFlax.com
Sharing Health Benefits of Flax, Lignans, Barley

about ellie, flax seed, healthy food, ellies whole grains, got flaxSo, a little about Ellie... me!

I grew up in North Dakota where my father was a farmer and grew flaxseed.

I still love seeing those beautiful blue fields that from a distance look like blue lakes sparkling on a sunny day! My sister, Irene, wrote about our father in the forward of- "Flax Lignans: Fifty years to Harvest- Sharing the Inheritance" about flax seed, golden flax seed, flax hull lignans, about ellie

Health Advocate

I have always been an advocate for healthy living and I have loved studying and learning about health.

I have tried many supplements, vitamins, health drinks and potions! I have even tried to sell some of the healthy tonics that I have found.

-I love sharing health with other people!

Imagine my surprise when I found a WONDERFUL + ECONOMICAL superfood that people love + that dramatically benefits their HEALTH and changes their lives...

The Benefits of This Superfood ~a Powerful Seed:

  • Flaxseed is economical
  • Flaxseed is NOTICEABLE in its benefits
  • Research is proving over and over the many prevention benefits of Flaxseed!!

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Flax Seed -My Life has come Full Circle

So, my life has come full circle with a few stops in between: from growing up surrounded by Blue fields of Flaxseed to selling one of the most impressive little seeds ever: Golden Flax Seed!

I learned a lot about prevention and the benefits of healthy living when I lived in Papua New Guinea for ~25 years.

My Journey to Papua New Guinea

In 1978, I left with my husband, Dean, and 1 year old daughter to go live and work in a small village in Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific. For 27 years we lived and worked in the middle of the Rainforest Jungle with the people of Nimo Village, 2 hours small plane ride and 2 hours boat ride away from any roads, towns, stores, hospitals, or other usual components of civilization.

Health Advocate + Medical Work in PNG

The Nimo people had no way to get even basic medical care and, although I had only basic medical knowledge, I started a clinic for the Nimo people treating malaria, burns, Tuberculosis, Ringworm and other fungal infections, many bacterial and viral infections.

Many times I assisted mothers in birth helping teach sanitary ways to prevent infection, i.e. cutting the cord with clean bamboo vs dirty bamboo thus drastically decreasing the deaths of infants in Nimo.

Some cases were complicated, such as patients who had been gored by a wild boar pig or stricken with strange tropical diseases. Without many resources to treat complicated diseases, often the best approach was to prevent sickness through public health education.

I would love to post more stories and observations of my life in PNG, but maybe later on!!! I will also eventually put some photos of PNG and life in Nimo Village up here! :)

You can explore this site to read more about Ellie and why she is so passionate about flax, lignans and barley as part of a daily diet.


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"Even at the full price the Cold Milled Flax is still cheaper than Metamucil or other fiber supplements that run about $12 for only 15 ounces! That's a great deal!"

"Ellie, Thanks for your email. Just a short testament: Have been trying for years to get my cholesterol numbers to be on the healthy side. Got your flax at the farmers market this past summer and took your advice on consuming it. Had a blood test 2 weeks ago and my Cholesterol number is at 181, down from 262. Healthy eating and exercise: definitely the way to go. Thanks again."
-- Peter W.

"I have several health problems: Type 2 Diabetes + Constipation being my top complaints. When I was introduced to Golden Flax seed, I was drinking fiber daily + lived on Senna. I no longer have to buy Senna or fiber."

"My hot flashes were so bad and I had up to 3 or 4 times in the night. My sleep was interrupted, not to mention the embarrassment of breaking out in a sweat and a red face during conversations.... Oh boy, I have not had a hot flash for about 3 weeks."

"The best thing that happened is that it has really helped stabilize my blood sugar. When blood sugar is stable without a lot of peaks + valleys, it's easier to lose weight + I'm game for that."
-- Thanks, Sherrie

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